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Sole Muslim UP minister says probe will link madrasas to government programs

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Opposition engages in false propaganda over state madrasa probe, says Dane Azad Ansari

Opposition engages in false propaganda over state madrasa probe, says Dane Azad Ansari

The only Muslim face in the Uttar Pradesh government and Minister of State for Minority Affairs, Denmark’s Azad Ansari, claimed on Saturday that opposition parties in the state were engaging in false propaganda over the investigation into courses on madrasas in the state, and the aim of the survey is to link madrasas to government social welfare programs.

“No madrasas will be closed or bulldozers used on madrasas. In the survey, there is no question of bulldozers or the closing of madrasas. These propagandas are orchestrated by the opposition as the Muslim community is drawn towards the BJP government,” Mr. Ansari said, speaking to reporters in Barabanki.

“After the investigation, we will connect madrasas with government programs such as” Nai Roshni, Nai Udaan‘ of the Minority Welfare Department, and we want students to be exposed to a modern, technical education alongside a religious education,” he said. He further alleged that opposition parties in the state have used the Muslim community as a vote bank in the past and now, as the community has progressed, “these groups are not comparing it”.

“Malicious” movement

Since the announcement of the madrasa investigation, many Muslim groups and opposition parties have targeted the BJP, alleging that the Yogi Adityanath government was trying to terrorize the Muslim community and that the investigation was a “malicious maneuver”. to denigrate the madrasa system.

“The BJP government has a bad intention towards the madrasas of Uttar Pradesh. Attempts to interfere in private madrasas, run through donations from the Muslim community, in the name of a poll, are inappropriate. The government should focus on improving the state of government and government-assisted madrasas,” said Bahujan Samaj (BSP) party chairman and four-time UP chief minister Mayawati.

Prominent Muslim organizations such as the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind and the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board have criticized the inquiry’s decision and questioned why the same rules do not apply to Hindu religious institutions such as the mutts and the dharmshalas. The state government maintained that the survey was being carried out in accordance with the requirements of the National Commission for the Protection of Children’s Rights and that the government wanted to link the madrasa system with the modern education system.